The dignified mother of a ruthless African dictator travels to England to seek treatment for her failed eyes from a renowned ophthalmologist. At first glance, it looks like one woman helping another, but each woman brings to the other her true agenda, triggering a profound moral dilemma and a chain reaction of events with great personal and political aftershocks.
Charlie, Hannah, Izzie, and Xa are off to camp ... but so is their rival boy gang. When a challenge is set, the girls find a secret spy - a new girl who’s desperate to join the C.H.I.X. But the girls soon learn that being part of a gang isn’t just about winning.... When away from home, the real test is being there for each other.
After looking after Charlie's grandma's chickens, best friends Charlie, Hannah, Izzie and Xa (Alexandra) form a secret club formed by the first letters of their names. They are the C.H.I.X. They wear a feather around their necks, look for adventure and swear an oath to never eat poultry!
November 1978. Britain is on strike. The dead lie unburied, rubbish piles in the streets, and somewhere in West London a black woman dies in a rain-soaked gutter. Her passing would have gone unmourned but for the young woman who finds her and who believes, apparently against reason, that Annie was murdered.